Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Earlier today President Obama pledged solidarity with France in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, saying that the US will work with France and other allies to intensify the campaign against the Islamic State, saying America would not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism.  The Presidents statements came only hours after news broke that NATO ally Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in its airspace and only days after Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to defeat ISIS.  Joining me today to talk all about foreign policy and international affairs is Steve Clemons the Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live.

Over the past week we have been focused on the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria and the pressing needs of those people fleeing violence and terror, however we must not forget that there are people suffering here in the United States that we can also help.  Every day, all across the country, Americans go hungry as a result of poverty and inadequate access to nutritious food creating a situation where one out of every seven Americans don't have enough food to eat.  As the holidays draw near and we all begin to go shopping in preparation for a Thanksgiving feast, the severe hunger suffered by far too many becomes that much more apparent and in an effort to help address this problem SiriusXM every year supports the Why Hunger charity’s Hungerthon which since 1975 has raised awareness about hunger and poverty and invested in long-term solutions that help people in need in communities across America.  Joining me today to talk all about the Hungerthon 2015 and what you can do to help is Jessica Powers the Program Director for WhyHunger.

Between, Donald Trump’s call for a database to track Muslim Americans and Dr. Ben Carson insisting that he really did try to murder people, it is easy to see how a story about Marco Rubio’s hiring of a major millennial anti-gay, anti-choice culture warrior as his new faith outreach director went largely unnoticed in the media coverage of the Republican presidential primary.  However, thanks to the work done by the people over at Right Wing Watch this “huge and impressive hire” according to right-wing activist and pundit Erick Erickson will not go unnoticed.  Joining me today to talk all about Marco Rubio’s new anti-gay hire is Peter Montgomery a senior fellow at People For the American Way.

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